Management

Court Dismisses Union’s Lawsuit Over Federal Employees’ Right to Talk ‘Impeachment’ and 'Resistance'  

Last year the American Federation of Government Employees sued the Office of Special Counsel over its Hatch Act guidance. 

Management

Viewpoint: Bill Barr Must Resign

The attorney general is working to destroy the integrity and independence of the Justice Department, in order to make Donald Trump a president who can operate above the law.

Defense

Pentagon Nominee Who Questioned Ukraine Aid Holdup Denies Report About Her Ouster

A story from the New York Post ignited speculation that Elaine McCusker’s nomination could be withdrawn. It’s not clear that’s the case. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James Lee

Management

Analysis: The Crime of Doing the Right Thing

The former National Security Council staffer Alexander Vindman joins the club of honorable people whom the president has targeted for telling the truth.

Management

The White House Counsel Succumbs to Partisanship

During the process of impeachment, Pat Cipollone often appeared to be functioning as a member of the president’s political team.

Workforce

Agency Officials Are Increasingly Retaliating Against Whistleblowers With Impunity, IG Says

Lawmakers and advocates say Trump's attacks on the whistleblower that kicked off his impeachment will have long-lasting negative effects.

Management

Analysis: John Bolton Knows What He’s Doing

The former national security adviser’s secrets are valuable, and will come at a cost.

Management

Viewpoint: Trump’s Defense Against Subpoenas Makes No Legal Sense

Like so many contentions of the president’s legal team, this is malarkey thinly draped with plausible-sounding distortions of facts, rules, court opinions, and the Constitution itself.

Management

Analysis: After the Trial’s Over, President Trump’s Impeachment Battles Could Determine Who Holds Real Power in the U.S. Government

President Trump's likely to be acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial. But the impeachment's effects won't end until lawsuits are resolved.

Management

Union Asks Judge to Suspend Guidance Limiting Discussion of Impeachment in Federal Offices

AFGE argues the 2018 Office of Special Counsel Hatch Act guidance infringes on federal workers' First Amendment rights.

Oversight

And Now Over to You, John Roberts

The chief justice has as his task to preside over the senate trial ahead. But his role is a limited one, and he should be able to manage it easily without putting his or the Court’s legitimacy at risk.

Oversight

Trump Becomes the Third President in U.S. History to Be Impeached

The voted capped a two-month investigation, but it was years in the making.

Oversight

How to Conduct a Trial in the Senate

The Constitution does not provide procedural guidelines for how an impeachment trial is to be conducted—so the senators of 1868 had to figure it out as they went.

Management

Analysis: In Impeachment Spotlight, Dueling Views of Professionalism Appear

Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?

Oversight

Analysis: Impeachment Gets Weird

Democratic Chairman Jerry Nadler virtually lost control of Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Oversight

Analysis: The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over

The expert witness called by Republicans agreed that the quid pro quo—if proved—would be an impeachable act.

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